His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday afternoon presented Letters of Credence to newly appointed Brunei Darussalam envoys and received Letters of Credence from newly appointed Foreign Envoys to Brunei Darussalam. The audience ceremonies took place at Istana Nurul Iman.
His Majesty first presented Letters of Credence to His Excellency Awang Haji Mahadi bin Haji Maidin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei Darussalam to Amman, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan;
His Excellency Awang Haji Shahbudin bin Haji Musa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei Darussalam to Tokyo, Japan;
Her Excellency Pengiran Hajah Nooriyah binti Pengiran Lela Wijaya Pengiran Haji Yussof, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei Darussalam to Seoul, Republic of Korea;
And His Excellency Awang Haji Haris bin Othman, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Dhaka, the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
His Majesty then received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Ismail bin Haji Salam, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam;
Her Excellency Homeira Rigi Zirouki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Brunei Darussalam;
And His Excellency Matthew John Matthews, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of United State of America to Brunei Darussalam.
After the ceremonies, His Majesty then received in separate audiences the newly appointed Brunei Darussalam Envoys and the newly appointed Foreign Envoys to Brunei Darussalam. Also present at the ceremony were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs; Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Mohd. Nawawi bin Allahyarham Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Haji Awang Mohd. Taha, Private and Confidential Secretary to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam; and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Penggawa Laila Bentara Istiadat Diraja Dalam Istana Pengiran Haji Alauddin bin Pengiran Paduka Tuan Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Grand Chamberlain.